Roundup: Conservatives Continue to Threaten Women’s Rights to Abortion Care in Private Insurance

Women’s Rights Continue to be Threatened by Conservatives Seeking to Eliminate Private Insurance Coverage for Abortion

Various articles today report on the continued threats to women’s rights to basic sexual and reproductive health coverage in health care reform.  The focus is on the role of conservative Democrats, led by Michigan Democrat Bart Stupak, in seeking language that would prohibit private plans from covering abortion care if in fact any federal funding were found in the same system.

The Washington Post reports:

The abortion dispute centers both on federal subsidies that would be
provided for people who cannot afford health-care coverage themselves
and the much-debated government insurance alternative, which is
included in the House version of the bill but is still being debated in
the Senate. Under a 1976 law, federal funds are generally barred from
being used for abortions, except in cases of rape or incest or to
ensure the life of the mother.

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  • abortioniswrong

    I am sick to hear that people still believe that abortion is a woman’s right. If that were the case, then why is it murder if a woman drowns her babies, or otherwise ends their lives — no matter what the age? I don’t buy the "it’s just a fetus" any more than I would buy "it was only 2 mos. old". Just because a baby never sees the light of day should not change the rights of a woman to kill it.


    Conversely, if abortion is to be legal, or paid for with MY taxes (God forbid!) then let’s make it for the entire life of the mother and child. This would add plenty of creedence to what my mother used to say to me: "I brought you into this world, and by God I’ll take you out of it". Abortion is not only sick and wrong, it is NOT a woman’s right and it should NOT be paid for with tax money. This is the indisputable truth no matter how many people are bound together against it.

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